Importance of Protein
Protein contains nitrogen, which is the key component to amino acids. Protein is needed to maintain and improve the performance of your organs. It regulates bodily functioning, such as hormonal regulation, and is an important source in giving you energy. Protein is needed to help heal and protect injuries, for the growth and repair of muscles, skin, bones, hair, and more.
How much do you need per day? It depends on weight, height, how much you exercise, etc. However, the standard method used by nutritionists is to multiply your weight (in lbs) by .37 or to multiply weight (in kg) by .8
Some foods that contain protein:
◙ Nut Butters
◙ Breads/Whole Grains